Frequently Asked Questions
What are benefits of CADRE?
- Yearlong teaching experience and induction in to the profession
- Increased instructional skills and knowledge
- Mentoring, coaching, and guidance from master teachers
- Support from a cohort
- Graduation tuition and fees paid
- Priority consideration for employment
What are the CADRE admission requirements?
- Hold B.S. or B.A. degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Be eligible for appropriate state certification
- Be available for Summer Session I and II immediately preceding and following the year-long teaching assignment
What is the CADRE application process?
- Provide university with an official transcript, letter of interest, and completed CADRE application form.
- Complete application process with participating districts specifying an interest in a CADRE position. Districts are solely responsible for selecting CADRE Teachers.
How does the CADRE selection process work with the districts?
It is best to apply to the CADRE Project and the districts at approximately the same time. UNO will verify you have met the criteria for CADRE (cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher). The districts will receive a weekly update of CADRE candidates (December through April) and are solely responsible for screening and selecting CADRE Teachers. You can increase your chances of being selected by applying early to all participating CADRE districts and letting them know of your interest.
As a part of CADRE, am I an employee of the school district?
As a CADRE Teacher, you are not considered an employee of the district. During your CADRE year, you are completing a fellowship through UNO and will receive a monthly stipend from UNO.
If I graduate in December and teach the rest of the year, will I still qualify for a CADRE position? What if I have taught for an entire year?
Policies may vary from district to district. In the past, districts have accepted candidates with a partial year of experience. Some have also accepted candidates with a year of experience. Keep in mind, CADRE is a graduate teacher induction program originally designed for newly certified teachers.
When will I find out if I have been selected?
Selection varies since it is up to the school districts to place you in a position. Typically, districts make selections between December and April. The CADRE office will notify remaining candidates once the districts have completed the selection process.
I've been selected to participate in CADRE. What happens next?
- Meet with the CADRE Director to finalize application process
- Complete 36 hours of graduate work in approximately 14 months
- Collaborate with a cohort of new and experienced teachers
- Fulfill all responsibilities of a classroom teacher as designated by the school district
Do I have to take a written comprehensive exit exam?
- In lieu of a written comprehensive exit exam, CADRE Teachers will participate in a Capstone experience to demonstrate evidence of learning.
Will I have a job after CADRE?
Over 95% of teachers receive a contract at the end of their CADRE experience within the district they participated. However, CADRE Teachers are under no obligation to remain with a district beyond the CADRE year. It is important to keep in mind that CADRE is a probationary year and viewed as a nine month interview with the school district.